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Near Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Sam Houston

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker
Inscription.  Sam Houston was born in a log house just east of here 2 March 1793. His family moved to Tennessee in 1807. AFter serving in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812, Houston studied law, was twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and became governor of Tennessee in 1827. For several years he lived with Cherokee Indians in present-day Oklahoma. He moved to Texas in 1832, led the fight for independence from Mexico, and served for two terms as president of the Republic of Texas. He represented Texas in the U.S. Senate from 1846 to 1859. A slave-owning Unionist, he was removed as governor of Texas in 1861 after refusing to swear allegiance to the Confederacy. Houston died in 1863.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-52.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1793.
 
Location. 37° 50.578′ N, 79° 21.562′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
2. Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker
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on Sam Houston Way (Virginia Route 785) 0.1 miles east of Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 Sam Houston Way, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (here, next to this marker); Liberty Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Timber Ridge Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red House and the McDowell Family (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell (approx. 3.2 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pierre Daura (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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